Wow, almost typed Dinosaur Planet, that would have been a surprise! Anyway, below are a few shots of the English version of Dinosaur Hunting. I still plan on doing much more video of this title in the near future!
Pictures popped up online of a rare (for now, anyway) WiiU development kit. It features an early version of the WiiU Gamepad, with circle pads rather than joysticks, and of course that prototype finish and design. I won’t be purchasing it, and I’d imagine ti wont be on Ebay for long, so check out the pictures below!
Source : Ebay
This development tool for the Gamecube was crafted by SN Systems. On the outside, it looks like a fairly normal Gamecube, although it does have a unique chocolate brown color. It differs in that it has a switch for the BIOS, enabling the play of both US and Japan titles. Of course, retail titles don’t work at all, as the unit needs NR discs, which are special-formatted media for testers. Internally, the TDEV includes 48MB of ram for debugging functions, much more than a normal Gamecube contains.
Typically used in universities, the TDEV normally includes a USB interface to allow for quick testing of objects from programs like MAYA. Unfortunately, to get the most out of the kit, you do need a special license which has to be renewed regularly, although the common consensus is that it would relatively trivial to get around.
I believe that the unit should function as an NR Reader without the license, but we will find out of that is true or not in the near future . Updated : Thanks to Kiff confirming, the TDEV DOES work as a standard NR Reader! Be sure to follow him on Twitter!
For now, enjoy the screenshots located after the break. Expect video of the unit in the future!
Dinosaur Hunting is a game for the original Xbox that was never even on my radar. It was apparently released in Japan, and was very nearly released in the US with late preview or review copies going out to journalists. But here we are, years later, and nothing has been seen of the English version. Until now. I received a copy of the game in the mail today, and hopped right on Twitch to check it out. The playlist below is a repeat of the stream, there is lots of fumbling around but ultimately I beat the first mission (after dying, of course)!